Issue #188 - 2015-03-02 - The First Days of Christmas Scheduled to be in August

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This week, we have the releases of two of the big web frameworks, a new Strawberry Perl, and invitations to upcoming Hackatons both for Perl 5 and Perl 6. For the latter, the pressure is building: the August Hackaton in Switzerland is touted as the last one before the dev version of Perl 6 1.0 goes out. Enjoy! ~ `/anick


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Announcements

Perl and the Company Culture Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Keating

Mark wants to make some noise and promote companies, big and small, that use Perl. For that, he asks for your help to corral the names of all organizations that fit the bill.

Adopting in the hope to improve maintenance Tweet Facebook Google+
by Graham Ollis (PLICEASE)

Graham would like to provide a warm, cozy new home for a handful of modules. But, of course, this can't happen without the blessing of their original owners, so he's sending an announcement flare.

Perl 6 Hackathon with Larry Wall in Switzerland Tweet Facebook Google+
by Larry Wall

Feel like celebrating Christmas in August? Then you might entertain the notion of joining this Hackaton, most probably the last one before Perl6 get officially released.

Mojolicious 6.0 released: Perl real-time web framework Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sebastian Riedel (SRI)

A new major release of Mojolicious is out! Massive rewrites, support for things like IPv6, SOCKS5, and non-blocking name resolution, this is clearly not your grampa web framework.

A big week in Oslo Tweet Facebook Google+
by Damian Conway (DCONWAY)

Damian is going to Norway, and he's going to be a busy, busy man. Lots of talks and presentations on his plate for the days to come.

Strawberry Perl 5.20.2.1 released Tweet Facebook Google+
by kmx (KMX)

A new version of Strawberry Perl is out. Amongst other goodies, this version comes with all the major DBI drivers -- MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL -- working out of the box.

YAPC::NA::2015 Hackathons Announced Tweet Facebook Google+

Perl 5, Perl 6, hardware, there will be hackatons for them all at YAPC::NA. If you plan to join the fun, RSVP so that the organizers know what to expect.

Dancer2 0.159000 waiting for you on CPAN! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

A new version of Dancer 2 is out! Documentation updates, lots of bug fixes, a brand new support for asynchronousity (err.. asynchronousness?) and streaming.


Articles

Hello perldoc, productivity booster Tweet Facebook Google+
by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

Some tools help and some tools are next to indispensable. Perldoc squarely falls in the second category. David offers us here a quick review of its main use cases.

Perl developers dispel doubts about the code's longevity Tweet Facebook Google+

You know the usual question. "Is Perl dead? Dying? Looking pale? Perhaps pining for the fjords?" TechWorld went out and interviewed some of the members of the community in this latest attempt to answer the eternal question.


Testing

The Role of Critique Tweet Facebook Google+
by Mark Fowler (MARKF)

If a role is defining a private method that it is not using itself, Perl::Critic is wont to spuriously tut-tut at you. Or was, as Mark decided that enough was enough, and crafted a patch that takes care of that.

Another note to my future self on DBIx::Class Tweet Facebook Google+

While working on the creation of a DBIx-based test database, James realized that not everything is perfectly documented. He's jolting down the missing pieces of the puzzle here for the benefit of his future self (and us, natch).


Code

got lib? Lieber Gott! Tweet Facebook Google+
by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

The new release of 'got' introduced the subcommand 'got lib'. What does it do? Yanick reveals all.

Configuration Station Tweet Facebook Google+
by Arthur Axel "fREW" Schmidt (FREW)

fREW plays with a new Proof::ConfigLoader, which aims at being light on the syntax overhead while allowing overriding via environment variables.

IO::Socket::Timeout: socket timeout made easy Tweet Facebook Google+
by Damien Krotkine (DAMS)

For most of us, just getting the web page is good enough. But for, say, Booking.com, there's also a need for speed. Damien shares with us how they tweak and interact with socket timeouts as one way to quench this thirst of velocity.

Public Voting through Twitter Tweet Facebook Google+
by Kivanc Yazan (KYZN)

Kivan was recently involved in a charity party where voting for things like dance and songs was done via Twitter. Brilliant idea. And he came up with a script to take the humdrum off tallying the results too.


Perl Maven Tutorials

Combining SVG and PSGI Tweet Facebook Google+
by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

How to create Scalable Vector Graphics on the fly and serve it using Plack/PSGI?


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